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Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle

KOKOMO – Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in Kokomo.

Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg says the South African coin was found in one of its Kokomo kettles last week and it was sold for $1,220. The Kokomo Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1jSXoOv ) this marks the fifth straight year that a Krugerrand donation has been made in the city.

Brandenburg says the coin sold for about $400 less than last year when the price of gold was higher.

He says the donation of the coin is a big boost since the group is about $50,000 short of its $82,500 fundraising goal for Kokomo.

Brandenburg says it’s always exciting to find one of the gold coins inside a kettle.

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